24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary

24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph BurrowsRhianna and I were talking the other week about how many great places there are to visit up north. But there was one place neither of us had really considered before – Sheffield.

You’ll all know by now that I’m a big fan of the city break. Whether it’s further afield to Liverpool, or even just spending 24 hours in my home city of Leeds, city breaks are great fun. so much to do. Saying that, I didn’t really feel like Sheffield was a city that had much to offer me. But when Rhianna was invited along by Mercure, we thought it was the perfect chance to see if we’d been missing out.

You’ve gotta love it when you can tag along to some of your partner’s cool blog opportunities, haven’t you?!

We stayed at the Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel and Spa, had some lovely meals, and even went on a bit of a walking tour of the city centre. We saw some of the city’s stunning architecture, beautiful green spaces (how cool are the Winter Gardens!?), and even explored some of the more independent shops – including one of my new favourite places, MoonKo.

24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph Burrows

Now whilst Rhianna will be doing a full post on our time in Sheffield, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into our stay through a bit of a photo diary. After all, supposedly a picture says a thousand words!

24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph Burrows
24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph Burrows 
24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph Burrows24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph Burrows
24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph Burrows
24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph Burrows
24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph Burrows24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph Burrows
24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph Burrows
24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph Burrows
24 hours in Sheffield: photo diary | Joseph Burrows

I’m not going to lie, Sheffield still isn’t going to be top of my list for city breaks in the future, but it’s definitely higher up than it was before! I still prefer Leeds, but I know now that I could happily stay there over a weekend for something like Tramlines festival.

Have you been to Sheffield before? What are your opinions on the city? Let me know in the comments!

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  • AboutKari (Karolina)

    I actually want to try doing city trips in my own country. I’m sometimes in need of a fun day and I think that it will be a good way to calm my anxiety a bit down. Seeing posts like this one turn my fears into excitement, so thank you for sharing 🙂

  • I was just talking to someone about this over the weekend, saying how people don’t take enough city trips in the UK! It’s something I want to start doing more of myself. I’ve only ever briefly visited Sheffield, but from the looks of this I could do with going back to see it properly!

    Matt | It’s Matt Thompson